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Book of Awakening Workshop at THE HAVEN, Feb 5-7, 2013

February 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - February 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm


“We travel so far only to land where we are. We imagine other lives, only to meet who we are. We seek out love in special ways, only to find everyone is special. Humbly, we can’t avoid this journey. It is precisely through it that, if blessed, we wake to the life we want by being present to the life we have. In this timeless, common way, we venture out into the life of experience, only to rediscover more deeply what lives at the center. In this way, as our soul meets the days, we are always beginning. In this way, our very lives are a book of awakening, just waiting to read by our heart and lived on our path.”

—Mark Nepo

We are delighted to welcome Mark Nepo to The Haven to offer a workshop in February 2013. The workshop is based on Mark’s New York Times #1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, which Oprah Winfrey chose as one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things.” The book has been translated into more than twenty languages. Beloved as a teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark is a gentle guide on our journey to discover our personal truths.

Format: The workshop will explore our ongoing need to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships we encounter. It is an invitation to personalize the common and unrepeatable journey we all encounter in being human. Topics will include “Being Kind,” “Meeting the World,” “The Stones in the Way,” “The Need to Continue,” “To Know Someone Deeply,” “The Pain of Becoming,” “The Magic of Peace,” and “Facing Sacred Moments.” I do not tolerate paracetamol, so I take Tramadol (https://tramadolhclnorx.com/). I take 150 mg twice a day. against my chronic pain. If I have more pain, the dose is not enough. But now I have developed sleep apnea and have to sleep with a breathing apparatus. I do not even know how often it just does not work)) Awesome, awesome, awesome. Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will invite participants to befriend their own stories and listen for their own wisdom in this reflective and transformational gathering. This workshop is an invitation to engage with profound and life-giving material that will deepen the way you perceive and relate to the world.


Accommodation and Meals
The Haven offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites. All accommodation is designed to be shared by two or more people, though private rates are available. We make every effort to meet the needs of all our guests, but cannot guarantee specific rooms. Rates include three buffet-style meals per day.

There are three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view.
Find out more about accommodations.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact the registrars by email to registrar@haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 ext 1.


February 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
February 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm


The Haven
240 Davis Rd
Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1X1 Canada
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